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(ɛnˈɒv ɪd)
a brand name for a hormonal compound used in medicine for ovulation control, adjustment of the menses, and control of uterine bleeding.
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Noun1.Enovid - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and norethynodrel
anovulant, anovulatory drug, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, oral contraceptive pill, pill - a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
norethynodrel - a progesterone derivative used in oral contraceptives and in the control of menstruation and the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
mestranol - a synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives
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Sexual health charity FPA in the UK has issued an updated leaflet, available also on their website, on the combined oral contraceptive pill, which contains straightfoward information on how to take the pill, its advantages and disadvantages, risks, what women should do if they miss one or more pills, withdrawal bleeding and signs of pregnancy.
Using the combined oral contraceptive pill also reduces risk, by up to 80 per cent in women who use it long-term, the Cancer Research Campaign said.
The methods with the lowest failure rates like the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP)/implants/injections and IUCDs (Intrauterine contraceptive device) are used by only 2% of women.
If contraception is required, a combined oral contraceptive pill can reduce heavy periods.
Washington, Feb 7 ( ANI ): Women who use combined oral contraceptive pill suffer less severe pain compared with women who do not use it, a new study has revealed.
Interaction between broad-spectrum antibiotics and the combined oral contraceptive pill.
N The combined oral contraceptive pill, containing both oestrogen and progesterone can make migraine worse
They said: "Our aim must be that no woman concurrently taking the combined oral contraceptive pill and broad spectrum antibiotics should be in any doubt as to what the correct options are in relation to contraception.
Washington, Jan 18 ( ANI ): After a 30-year-long study, scientist have finally provided convincing evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill does, indeed, alleviate the symptoms of painful menstrual periods - dysmenorrhoea.
Although making the combined oral contraceptive pill available without prescription may be safe, it would not help.

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